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May 3 (Sat), 6:30 pm
Film: Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children's Air And Water

ACTIVITIES:

Presently working with other grassroots organizations to support efforts to protect the pristine environment and natural beauty of this area. We are working to preserve open space and maintain water quality, to preserve the views and natural resources of the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware Water Gap by opposing efforts to replace existing 80' tall power lines with 195' monster towers, and to upgrade the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area into a National Park and Preserve.

For questions about this Group and how to get involved please contact Nicole Dallara, Chapter Outreach Coordinator at Nicole.Dallara@SierraClub.org.

OFFICERS:

The Chapter is rebuilding the Skylands Group looking for dedicated individuals to address a number of important environmental issues in the area. If you are interested in getting involved and would like more information on the open positions please email Nicole at nicole.dallara@sierraclub.org

Below are the open positions:
Chair:
Vice Chair:
and Outings:
Joyce White joyce00201@yahoo.com212-518-1653
Conservation:Greg Gorman ggorman07419@embarqmail.com973-886-7950
Secretary:Norene Haberski habersn@yahoo.com
Publicity (Acting):Jeri Doherty bjd42@nac.net973-214-0632
ExCom:Laraine Reedy
Membership:OpenVolunteer Neededcontact Joyce
Programs:OpenVolunteer Neededcontact Joyce
Political Chair:OpenVolunteer Neededcontact Joyce
Webmaster:OpenVolunteer Neededcontact Joyce

GENERAL MEETINGS:

will be held on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Fellowship
One West Nelson Street
Newton, NJ

For information, please call: 609-656-7612

LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 pm — Film: Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children's Air And Water
Gas drillers in Pennsylvania are using a dangerous method of natural gas drilling called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The practice produces radioactive and toxic waste, which threatens drinking water supplies. The New Jersey Legislature is considering a bill that would ban the disposal of toxic and radioactive fracking waste across the state, protecting our watersheds for future generations.

Join us for a screening of the new documentary “Groundswell Rising” to learn more about fracking and the dangerous waste it produces. We will be hosting events around the state! A panel discussion following the film will focus on actions being taken here in New Jersey to keep toxic fracking waste out of our communities and how you can get involved! At each screening there will be an opportunity to take action in support of a fracking waste ban.

Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.

A $10 donation is suggested to help finance the completion of the film.

Please RSVP to Kate Millsaps with which screening you be attending.

Sponsored by Clean Water Action, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Food and Water Watch & the New Jersey Sierra Club

This Screening of Groundswell Rising is the opening film for the First Annual FLOW (Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff) Green Film Festival, which is taking place on Thursdays during the Month of May at the Wyckoff Public Library. For information on other films, dates, and times, please visit:www.wyckoffgreenteam.org or e-mail wec@wyckoff-nj.com. More Information.

DIRECTIONS to the Unitarian Church of Sussex County, One West Nelson Street, Newton, 07860 Phone: 973-579-7210

From I-80:
take Rte 206 North into Newton. Before you reach downtown, the Sovereign bank appears on your right. Take a left turn right at the Sovereign Bank onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

From Rte 23:
Take Rte 94 South (in Hamburg) all the way to the courthouse square in Newton. At the square, follow the signs for Rte 206 South (Main St.). Look for the PNC and Sovereign banks on your left. Take a right turn at that intersection onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

From Rte 94 North (from Blairstown):
Go to the center of Newton (courthouse square). At the square, follow the signs for Rte 206 South (Main St.). Look for the PNC and Sovereign banks on your left. Take a right turn at that intersection onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

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